Winnipeg's Airport, YWG

Western Canada Aviation Museum Winnipeg is a major centre for air travel in western Canada. First opened in 1928 as Canada's first international airport. James Armstrong Richardson Winnipeg International Aiport (YWG) now serves about 3 million passengers per year, on 156,000 flights annually.
Winnipeg International Airport handles major airlines including Air Canada, Canadian Airlines, and Northwest. Winnipeg has several daily flights bound for major Canadian cities, including Vancouver, Fredericton, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal. There are also regular flights to smaller centres in Northern Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario. Travelers can also make good connections to American cities, via Air Canada with two daily Chicago flights or Northwest with five daily Minneapolis flights.

In late 2011, Winnipeg opened its new terminal building, offering travellers a modern and relaxed airport travel experience.

Airport Dining


You can eat at the airport's several restaurants. The airport's street pricing policy ensures that you pay the same for your meal at the airport as you would at The Forks or on Corydon Avenue.

Travelers, coming or going, can stop by one of the airports many stores: Aer Rianta Duty Free, Bentley, CNBC News, Liquor Mart Express, Metalsmiths Sterling, PGA TOUR Shop, Red River News, Red River News Express, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Starbucks Coffee, Stella's Café & Bakery, The Exchange News and Gifts, and Toad Hall Toys.

Airport Services

Services for International Travellers


The CHEAPEST way to get into town from the airport (all you backpackers and students), catch the Winnipeg Transit bus which runs every 20 minutes. Catch the Sargent No 15 bus and pay the $2.00 exact fare.


Winnipeg Airport now has Premium and Economy Lots, where you can use your same credit card to enter and exit, or you can pay in the Air Terminal Building. Premium parking rates: $2 for first 1/2 hour, $25 daily maximum,and $100 weekly maximum. Economy parking (further from terminal) rates: $2 per 1/2 hour, $17 daily maximum, $75 weekly maximum. The airport also offers Valet parking for: $25 drop-foff fee plus the daily or weekly parking fee ($25 day maximum, $100 weekly maximum) Pull up to the Terminal and a valet attendant will park your car. Leave them your travel schedule and your car will be waiting in front of the Terminal upon your return. Valet Phone (204) 774-5897 or toll-free 1-888-286-1083

Taxis and Limousines

These are located outside entrance Door #1 and entrance Door #6. Signage, providing estimated fares to various parts of Winnipeg, is posted at the curbside on either side of these doors.

Shuttle Buses

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